Tag Archives: animal artwork

My Cats in the Sun Feline Votive

These four images are four early paintings inspired by my cats enjoying a spot of sun with a nap or a bath. They date from the early to mid-90s when I was working hard to refine my skills with pastel, with color, with shape and even the strokes in my paintings. I felt I really […]

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A Great Rescue and a Commissioned Portrait: Bandit Stole His Daddy’s Heart ~ The Creative Cat

SOMETIMES WE DON’T realize until years later that a series of odd circumstances has an intention beyond our control; often this involves the entry of one of our most cherished animal companions into the sphere of our life, and our entry into theirs. Bandit was one of the rescued cats featured in Great Rescues Day […]

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Warm Spots on the Coldest Days, Winter Sunbath

I’d always wanted to paint this photo of my orange boy, Allegro. I took the photo in 1993 or 1994 and painted it in 2017, and it was on my mind all that time. I wanted not so much to paint a portrait of Allegro as I wanted to capture that moment that was so […]

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January Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Winter Cats ~ The Creative Cat

Register for an account on Portraits of Animals and get a free double-matted print of “Winter Cats” or choose from several other sketches, paintings or photos of cats and other subjects.The New Member print is a signed digital print of “Winter Cats”. This print is 8 x 11 matted to fit an 11 x 14 […]

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Resolve to Keep Dates and Events Organized With “Great Rescues Day Book”

I’ve used a day book for over 20 years and have all the arrivals and, sadly, departures of each of my cats along with my friends’ weddings, my nieces’ births and the births of their children, the day I first registered my business name, all that sort of stuff, conveniently included in one place. In […]

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Snow on Quince Blossoms, The Spring Kitten Print

My welcome of Spring in a matted and framed hand-tinted linoleum block print of a tiny white kitten nestled on a branch with pink spring blossoms and green leaf buds, though it actually references the blooms in the January thaw. I once had a pure white long-haired kitty with pea green eyes and a pink […]

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January Feline Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Winter Cats

Cats are usually simply happy wherever they are because if they aren’t, they leave and find a place where they can be simply happy. Looking at Mr. Sunshine’s graceful curve and watching the fluid motion of his bath I decided only watercolor would do. He and Jelly Bean were so cozy on the table by […]

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Featured Artwork: “Window Kitty, Snowy Night” Seasonal Card ~ The Creative Cat

I designed this linoleum block print for my holiday card in 2001. The design is based on the actual scene that met me many snowy nights when I came home from my day job and seeing one of my kitties in silhouette, Sally for many years, then Sophie, then Kelly, sitting on the windowsill at […]

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Give a Commissioned Portrait Certificate as a Gift

There are times when you’d love to give a portrait as a gift, but it just doesn’t feel right without the recipient’s input. Purchase a certificate to give to them and they can decide what they would like in their piece of custom artwork. Certificates are beautiful and are packed in a folder with a […]

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Bella! and Her Foster Friends Tote and Accessory Bags

Tote bags make great gifts, and you know you’re supporting my rescue activities with every purchase! I created a silhouette from Bella and stenciled it in onto a canvas bag and embellished with buttons sewn on by hand. I know that not all kitties are black, despite what my house full of housepanthers try to […]

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